Spring greens 350g

Spring greens 350g

SKU# FINGREESPR350

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£1.85

Spring greens are winter-hardy cabbages sown in July and August, ready for harvest during the first quarter of the year when other green veg is scarce. Beautifully sweet and tender, they bring youthful freshness at a time when plates feel in need of a lift after winter.

Boiled or steamed, spring greens need very little cooking. We can happily eat mountains of them on their own; even more so with a bit of butter and a squeeze of lemon to finish the job. Or, try them in this tasty spring green mung dal & chickpea curry with shiitake.

Quick Overview

Spring greens are winter-hardy cabbages sown in July and August, ready for harvest during the first quarter of the year when other green veg is scarce. Beautifully sweet and tender, they bring youthful freshness at a time when plates feel in need of a lift after winter.



Boiled or steamed, spring greens need very little cooking. We can happily eat mountains of them on their own; even more so with a bit of butter and a squeeze of lemon to finish the job. Or, try them in this tasty spring green mung dal & chickpea curry with shiitake.

Storage

Store spring greens in the fridge and use within 3-4 days. Don’t worry if the leaves look a little tatty or purplish – they will still taste great.

Prep & cooking

For quick frying or adding to soups and stews, shred spring greens finely: cut out any very tough central ribs (but keep the tender parts), stack the leaves in a pile, roll up into a fat cigar and slice crossways to the thickness you want. Slice spring green stalks thinly and cook them alongside the leaves – they can be the sweetest tasting part.

Try slicing them up finely for a coleslaw, or cooking shredded greens gently in a bit of butter with chopped bacon and caraway seeds or wild garlic leaves. They go particularly well with eggs – add lightly steamed greens to an omelette with a crumbling of goat’s cheese.

Grown by us

These spring greens are fresh from the fields of our regional farms.